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programs created by the obama administration. holder says several government agencies coordinated efforts to track down con artists. "over the past 12 months it has enabled the justice department and its partners to file 285 federal criminal indictments and informations against 530 defendants for allegedly victimizing more than 73,000 american homeowners and inflicting loses in excess of one billion dollars." meanwhile, a u.s. attorney in new york has filed a civil lawsuit against wells fargo. the bank is accused of bilking consumers out of millions of dollars in mortgage fraud. wells denies allegations. meetings resume today for 8 u.s. senators aiming to avoid the year-end fiscal cliff. the bipartisan group continues a second day of meetings that will stretch into tomorrow. the goal is for democrats and republicans to reach an agreement on how to avoid the looming spending cuts that go into effect january 1st. after a blueprint is drawn up, congress will need to vote to pass the law. senators are meeting this week, although lawmakers have noted that the outcome of the election will impac
the issue. austan goolsbee seved in the obama administration as the chairman of the council of economic advisors, and he offered the manufacturing sector as a potential fix. 'we're going to have to export more manufacturing, shift the focus of the economy, and that's going to take a long time. it's going to cost money. we're going to have to retrain our workers." advancing that idea focuses on the nation's education system, training the students of today for the hi-tech jobs of tomorrow. 83% of manufacturing firms reported a shortage of skilled technicians, leaving industry executives like ron bullock of bison gear and engineering corporation highlighting job opportunities in his industry. 'we've had 600,000 unfilled positions on an on-going basis through the national association of manufacturers jobs board.' stressing the value of an education that leads to employment was central to the presentation of economist garret jones, who served as an advisor to republican senator orrin hatch of utah. 'one thing we can have is an education system that actually builds skills workers can use. so
.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens and three other americans. republicans criticize the obama administration's handling of the attack and today the republican-led house oversight committee is grilling administration officials about security at the benghazi consulate. it's believed that al qaeda- linked terrorists orchestrated the attack, possibly using a demonstration over a u.s. anti- muslim movie as cover. >>> president obama is also meeting with secretary of state, hillary clinton, this afternoon, after that congressional hearing. mr. obama is back on the job as president after a campaign swing through california and ohio. today, his campaign managers are accusing mitt romney of misleading voters about several issues including abortion. they say he's hiding more conservative views in order to attract voters. tomorrow, the president heads to florida, the largest battleground state. >> we're just gonna get the heck out of the way and let you succeed. [ cheers ] >> mitt romney continues his campaign today with the support of chris christieraise taxes on small business. i will not raise taxes
with the obama administration. the tab an agreement to make sure we secure our gains. -- let's have an agreement to make sure we secure our gains. he failed to get the agreement. we do not have adequate because they failed to get one. that is what we're talking about. when it comes to oureter vets owe them a great debt of gratitude including your son. we also want to make sure that we do not was the things we fought so hard to get. we agreed with the 2014 transition but we want to do is make sure we are not projecting weakness abroad and that is what is happening here. this benghazi issue would be a tragedy in and of itself but unfortunately it is indicative of our broader problem. that is what we're watching on our tv screens is the unraveling of the foreign-policy. this is making us less safe. >> i want to talk to about in the middle of the crisis, governor romney and we're talking about this again tonight, talked about the weakness, talked about apologies from the obama administration. is that appropriate right in the middle of the crisis? >> on that same day, the obama administration had the
at the consulate this benghazi. what officials new about a potential threat and whether the obama administration intentionally tried to mislead the public no believing it was a random attack. republicans say denying more security was a political decision by the obama administration. >> i've heard they wanted the appearance of normization. that's what they wanted. that fit the obama narrative moving forward. >>> 7:16. the sky high gas prices in california may finally have peaked. aaa announced they expect to begin a downward trend after hitting record highs for the fourth day in a row yesterday. a drop of 50 cents to 60 cents in california wholesale markets has paved the way for prices to go down. that could start to happen as soon as today. the governor ordered early switch to winter blend fuel wills have help to lower prices but that may kick in, not kick in for a few more days. >>> earnings season is underway. two finance professors are raising questions about the quality of those reports. an anonymous survey of chief financial officers found 20% of companies used aggressive did thing methods
passed, would cost $1 million a year to enforce. >>> the obama administration has approved more than 4500 applications for young illegal immigrants to stay in the country. the program is called deferred action for childhood arrivals. people who are approved to get work permits have not rejected any applications. officials are reviewing the fearly 180,000 applications filed since the program was announced this summer. >>> four out of five commissioners at the u.s. federal trade commission believe that an anti-trust case should be brought against google. according to the report from bloomberg, the four commissioners are convinced that google illegally used the dominance of the search market to hurt his rivals. the decision could come in late november or early december. google has repeat leed denied any wrongdoing. >>> workday executives were celebrating an excellent opening day on wall street. their ipo raised $637 million. the company provides cloud stoampleg for human resources and finance. workday stock opened at $28 a share and closed at more than $48 a share, a whopping gain. >>> it ma
predicted or prevented. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with how the obama administration is defending its handling of the crisis ahead of a big hearing this morning. >> reporter: here on capitol hill republicans are alleging a cover up. they say the obama administration intentionally misled the public into believing the attacks that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans was the result of a protest over an antiislam video. now state department officials are expected to testify today. that was never their conclusion. and those official descriptions were not accurate. >> now we come out to find that those were absolutely not true, they are somewhere between totally false and absolutely not true. >> reporter: the committee will also be hearing today from a whistle blower who says the state department rejected repeated requests for more security in benghazi. a closer look at why those requests might have been denied during my next update. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new survey finds millions of californians are
as republicans have accused the obama administration of failing to respond to greater security at the benghazi office. >>> with 90% of the votes counted, chavez receives 54% to 45% for his opponent enrique capriles. capriles was expected to be the president's greatest challenger. >>> in iraq, the government executes 11 men. the number of executions are being called terrifying. international advocates have raised concerns about the fairness of trials, the transparency of court proceedings and the rumor of forced confessions. >>> natural steel pipes are being buried in the ocean bed. if a large earthquake were to hit, they could be raised to 121 feet above the water to diffuse the energy of a tsunami. >>> the man accused of killing trayvon martin plans to file a defamation of character lawsuit against nbc. >> george called and reported a black person. somebody asked him to describe someone. but the way things were edited like by nbc and others made it sound otherwide. >> reporter: three employees of nbc or the nbc station lost their jobs because of the editing. zimmerman is currently free on jai
as a surprise to some since the eu is wrestling with it. >>> the obama administration claims that it has regained momentum in the campaign to re- elect president obama after last night's performance by joe biden at the vice presidential debate. but alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with a look at why some others say the vice president may have gone too far. allison? >> reporter: claudine, president obama says joe biden was terrific. but some are saying some republicans are accusing the vice president of being downright disrespectful. according to republicans, biden interrupted ryan 82 times. here's one example when ryan tried to make the case that the president's healthcare plan caused senior to lose benefits. >> more -- more people signed up for medicare advantage after the change. >> what are they saying are -- lab they are saying -- >> no nobody -- >> mr. vice president, i know you are under a lot of duress to to -- [laughter] >> i think people would be better served if we didn't interrupt each other. >> well, don't take the full four minutes then. >> reporter: next pre
about a potential threat and whether the obama administration intentionally tried to mislead the public in believing it was a random attack during a protest. state department officials will reportedly testify today they never believe the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans was simply a result of the protest. a republican on the committee went on cnn this morning and blasted the administration for seeming to change its descriptions of what happened. >> now we come out to find those were absolutely not true, they are somewhere between totally false and absolutely not true. >> reporter: as for ambassador stevens security state department officials will testify he was in a secure area during the attack but tied of smoke inhalation and a rapid response force of libyans tried to come to his aid. a whistle blower will also be testifying today about how the state department rejected repeated requests for more security in libya. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we are now hearing gas prices in california may have finally
are blaming the obama administration for inadequate security, and the confusion about who was responsible for the attack in the following days. the white house now says it was a terrorist attack. >>> there was a major recall involving millions of toyota cars worldwide. the safety flaw that could cause some of those vehicles to catch fire. >> reporter: many toyota, and scion models are being recalled because improperly made window switches could cause smoke or fire. >> there have been no accidents reported about this. there is no case of fire either linked to this. so customers don't have to worry. >> if you have a toyota, it's mandatory optional equipment for this recall. >> reporter: the repair is simple, quick, and free. some of these were recalled a couple of years ago, for unintended acceleration issues. >> it's yet another blemish on toyota for quality. what happened during the 2000's, toyota tried to become the number 1 car seller in america. instead, it's become the number 1 car recaller throughout the world. >> reporter: beyond what toyota itself is saying, i called five different
involved the obama's administration response last month in libya. i'll have more on that during my next update. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >> so how will you vote? you can take the ktvu election quiz on our facebook page. >>> 5:14 is the time. let's check in with sal. how is the commute? >> it's doing okay. there is a fire in san francisco near the west portal tunnel there. right in front of the tunnel. it could effect the k edge l side going in and out. it's at one of the corner restaurants there. so we have our crew almost on the scene. we'll let you know more about that. this could effect the k angle side. so just give yourself a little extra time and we'll let you know more about this. let's take a look at the san francisco freeways. that looks pretty good northbound 101 approaching the 80 split there. no problems on to the lower deck. also the morning commute looks good on 880 north and southbound right in front of the coliseum. and on 580 as well. san jose in the southbound, northbound 17 also 101 off to a good start. this is a chance to
on the obama administration's handling of the deadly attack in labia. romney headed overseas this summer with a few missteps in the obama campaign seized on those mistakes. >> reckless, immaturish that's what they called his tour to israel, po -- israel, poland and israel. >> reporter: now, new polls show that mitt romney received a boost from the debate, essentially leaving this race in a tie. >>> the vice president candidates are getting ready for their debates. democrats are hoping that joe biden does better against paul ryan than president obama did with mitt romney last week. >> i think paul ryan is gonna did a great job. i think that joe biden is a very good key baiter. >> analysts say that there's pressure on ryan to show he's potential protesters presidential material in his first debate. >> early voting begins today. if you want to vote today, head to the offices today but most of them are closed because of columbus day. >>> ven sway sway lan president -- inventoryian venezuelan presidential hugo chavez ran the presidency again. he's the longest-running president in latin-ameri
, all companies, must tell workers, 60 days in advance, over mass layoffs, but ten days ago, the obama administration told companies with federal contracts to ignore the law, don't notifier workers of these coming layoffs, as part of the fiscal cliff, sequestration, and, it would pick up the legal costs from any losses. senator ayotte, what is wrong with that. >> it is quite shocking, chris, but it is another example of this administration ignoring or skirting the law, to help the president's re-election chances. because, here's where we are. sequestration is going to be the law in january, if we haven't seen the leadership on the president on this, and, he is worried because the companies know they'll have to lay people off and they've told congress this and, omb comes out with an opinion saying you don't have to comply with the law and the forst par worst part is taxpayers are on the hook for the litigation costs when the worker don't receive the warnings they are supposed to. >> chris: governor, why is that right? >> chris i have a lot of moms and dads who work in places like northr
minute debate. was the attack in libya and the obama administration's response a massive intelligence failure? vice president joe biden was also asked why the administration first said the attack was the result of a protest not a preplanned assault. >> the intelligence community told us that as they learn more facts about exactly what happened. they changed their assessment. >> they wanted more security there. >> we weren't told we wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security again. >> reporter: but u.s. officials in libya have said they repeatedly asked the state department for more security. now when paul ryan pressed biden about it, he pointed out ryan voted to cut funding for embassy security. ryan also accused the vice president of trying to minimize the crisis. >> they first blamed the youtube video. now they are trying to blame the romney-ryan ticket. >> reporter: republicans are also accusing biden of being down right disrespectful at what was described as a very spirited debate. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> do y
on the administration on obama care and taxes. >> now, we think government taking 28% of a family and that business income is enough. president obama, he thinks they ought to take the small business income. >> now, some early polling done right after the debate tonight. show that people are largely split over who came out on top. we're live in the newsroom, eric rasmussen. >> now, a live look where students formed their own opinions as they watched tonight's debate. >> we met the students backing up romney, obama, even the ron paul supporter. and for many at the university, the historic debate between the vice presidential candidates hit home. >> they started it over to watch the vice presidential match up. and they watched and listened. >> i watched it as well a couple weeks ago. obama kind of left me hanging there. seeming to be weak on the spot. >> i think biden was extremely unprofessional, disappointed, basically embarrassed by his performance tonight that he is our vice president. >> i would probably call it a draw. >> reporter: the chair of the university's political science department said
% back romney. and governor romney slammed president obama's foreign policies this morning during a speech at the virginia military institute. he says the president is leading from behind instead of using the country's power to shake history. romney also portrayed the administration as weak for changing its explanation for last month's deadly attacks on the us consulate in libya. >> this latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible resolving israel. no, the administration has finally conceded these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists. >> the obama campaign is dismillsing romney's speech -- is -- is dismissioning romney's speech -- dismissing romney's speech,. >>> the president is arriving here in the bay area. he's in kern county right now to dedicate a memorial to the late leader cesar chavez. he's speaking there. you can barely see him. he's greeting some supporters there. we'll have a report shortly from san francisco on the president's here to the bay area. >>> early voting begins in california today. if you want to vote early, just head to your county electio
:35 the new ad just released by the obama campaign and who is asking the administration to pull it. it's not romney or the republicans. >> jerry sandusky was sentenced today. he will spend at least 30 years in jail. effectively it's a life sentence. >> reporter: he arrived at the courts house clutching a folder smiling. he faced up to 400 years in jail. the 68-year-old continued to proclaim his innocence in court. speaking for about 13 minutes he insisted that he didn't do these disgusting acts. the lead prosecutor called his speech ridiculous. >> his statement today was a masterpiece ofself delusion, completely unattach from reality and without any acceptance of responsibility. >> reporter: then victim after victim claimed he is also a lier. victim number six cried telling sandusky its time for you to admit your sins. convict victim number four said screwed up my life. the judge sentenced him to a minimum of 30 years and a maximum of 60 years. the defense attorneys promptly announced plans to appeal insisting they didn't have enough time to prepare. >> what happened in cases like t
with is repeal obama care. >> he said a romney administration would focus on improving medicare and senior retirement programs, as well as create more jobs by lowering taxes for small businesses. >>> police are investigating a bullet that hit president obama's campaign office in denver. that bullet shatter add window yesterday afternoon. there were people inside the building at the time, but no one was hit. the broken window was boarded up with plywood there. police say they have a description of a vehicle of interest, but don't know whether the office was targeted or hit by stray bullets. >>> the sheriff of san joaquin county says he was taken back by a report that mixed remains were given to the mother of a murder victim. the bones were recovered from a well in lyndon after a convicted serial killer led police there. now, a box of bones was given to jones-shelly and she was told they tblongd her daughter, but says a lab later confirmed that only some of the bones were her daughter's. one of the other bones is now being tested to see if it belongs to mckayla garrett, who has been missing
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